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2021 Golden Child 1-Up Syrah

McLaren Vale, SA

Reinvigorate yourself with this McLaren Vale red -a light and juicy Shiraz made from 50 and 90 year old vines!

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$40.00

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About

About the Wine

This is sourced entirely from old vines - one block 50 years old, the other 90 years. There is normally a certain reverence about working with old material, showcasing the natural gravitas of these vines. This is a different type of homage. With an early harvest, 100% whole bunches and only 10 months in oak, this wine shows just how much energy and vitality old vines have to offer us.

It's bright and fresh, with a slippery and refreshing juiciness matched by a low alcohol level. There is plenty of complexity here, and it comes quite naturally too. Raspberries, plums and mulberries (oh my!), with a lovely herbaceous character too, spices and a touch of melted chocolate. It's old school vines made in a new school way.

About Golden Child

Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton.  David grows the grapes from his own vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while son James uses his wealth of winemaking experience to bring the wines to bottle.

Having their own 20+-year-old vineyard gives the Hamiltons enormous flexibility with the wines and allows James to craft some pretty unique offerings. The fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with natural yeasts and crafted together gently and with minimum additions.

The range is wide, colourful and wholly enjoyable - this is a new Hills producer to keep an eye on.

James Hamilton in the family vineyard
James Hamilton in the family vineyard
Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From the Producer

A combination of fifty year old and ninety year old Shiraz vines grown with organic practices by Nick and Helen Vrees in Blewitt Springs. Picked early, fermented as 100% whole bunches then locked down on skins for six weeks. Matured in used puncheons for ten months following pressing. This is new school McLaren Vale- Low alcohol, pretty aromatics and savoury, delicate red fruits. The palate is medium weight at best, however, the power of old vine McLaren Vale shines through. 80 doz produced.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

James Hamilton strolling through his family
James Hamilton strolling through his family's vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Delivery

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